Tesla Model X
Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, made it official on Twitter that Tesla will make its debut in Ireland in 2016.
Musk on Twitter
The company will begin selling its cars in Ireland. But the premium, electric vehicles that boast acceleration times as low as 0-60 MPH in 2.8 seconds will surely not come cheap. It is estimated that they will ring in over €73,500 ($102,268).
Tesla has no plans to open a dealership with a service center in Ireland. When asked about servicing concerns, Roberto Toro explained:
“Consider that 90 per cent of the problems or issues that would arise relating to this car can be sorted remotely through software updates or upgrades. In the other cases we provide a service cover everywhere in the world, so for example if you buy a car in Ireland and you have a problem we can’t manage to fix remotely, then we will come directly to the customer with all the parts needed to carry out any repairs.”
With Tesla's typical range of 400 km (249 miles) per charge, the company doubles the range of any electric cars currently available in Ireland. The Nissan Leaf and Volkswagen's eGolf are currently sold in Ireland.